Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/485/01
Decision date
2 November 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
FARRIERS FRIEND
Classes
05, 31
Applicants
Farrier's Friend Ltd
Opponents
Life Data Labs Inc
Opposition
Sections 5(2)(b) & 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition failed

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of marks : FARRIER’S FRIEND not confusingly similar to FARRIER’S FORMULA.

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents’ mark FARRIER’S FORMULA, registered in respect of ‘nutritional supplements for treatment of the hoof, hair and skin of animals’. The application in suit was made in respect of "veterinary preparations and substances; additives and supplements for animal foodstuffs" and "additives and supplements for animal foodstuffs". Whilst the Hearing Officer found that the same or similar goods were involved he did not consider that the marks were confusingly similar, and there was therefore no likelihood of confusion. This effectively decided the matter under Section 5(4)(a) also.

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